We are pleased to announce the theme for the Helm’s School of Government’s annual policy conference: A Nation Divided? Assessing Freedom and the Rule of Law in a post-2020 World. The cultural, social, and political impacts of 2020 still linger and the mutually important goals of freedom and the rule of law continue to be redefined and threatened. Sponsored by the Helms School of Government and the Journal of Statesmanship & Public Policy, this conference, therefore, welcomes papers discussing ways to strengthen and balance both. To that end, we will be accepting papers in the following policy areas (panels will be hosted on the following topics and we welcome proposals for each category):
LEGAL & REGULATORY ISSUES
- Economic Policy & Regulatory Burden
- Federalism & Separation of Powers
- Community & Grassroots Action
- Congressional Delegation of Authority to Administrative Agencies
UPHOLDING LIBERTY AND JUSTICE
- Cultural & Social Challenges
- Freedom of Speech & Technology Challenges in a Digital Age
- Rule of Law, Transparency & Accountabiity FOREIGN POLICY & INTERNATIONAL ISSUES
- Military and Diplomacy
- Genocide in International Contexts
- Religious Liberty and Respect for Freedom of Religion
- Global Economic and Legal Challenges
- November 15, 2021: Abstract submission opens
- January 17, 2022: Abstract submission closes
- February 10, 2022: Paper submission closes
- Public Policy Conference: March 24 - 26
To submit an abstract of a Paper which will be presented as a Paper at the Conference in March 2022, please submit an abstract of the Paper via the Scholars Crossing portal between November 15, 2021 and January 17, 2022 at submission link
Note: we are accepting abstract proposals for both in-person and online presentations/papers.
The Abstract Submission Closes January 17, 2022. Accepted papers are due by February 10.
Please email HSOGConference@liberty.edu with any questions.